Sunday, October 14, 2018

TRUST #36: David Nevue and Psalm 5


David Nevue is one of my favorite piano players. I love listening to his relaxing inspirational music each night as I fall asleep.

One of my favorites of his is Psalm 5. It is so calming and peaceful and . . . oh, the words . . . they are a beautiful picture of what it means to really TRUST in God.

You can't audibly hear the words in Mr. Nevue's piano music but, if you know what they are, you can hear them in your mind while he is playing. Many years ago in the 70's and 80's, I remember listening to this song being sung by the Maranatha singers, so I do know the words. I encourage you to learn them as well, as the words are taken directly from Scripture - Psalm 5:1-3 - 

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray. My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Using the Lexicon on Bible Hub, I came up with the following paraphrase that might give you a little better understanding of this passage:

Give ear to my words, O Lord 
Listen to me, Oh Lord (Yahweh - Hebrew name for eternal God)
consider my meditation 
understand my groanings, musings, whisperings
Hearken unto the voice of my cry 
Give attention to my cries for help
my king, and my God 
my king, and my God (Elohim - Hebrew name for strong and powerful God)
for unto thee will I pray 
I ask You to intervene
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord
You will hear me in the morning, Yahweh
in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, 
in the morning I will lay my requests before you,
and will look up 
and will keep watch, or wait expectantly.

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